Thursday, January 29, 2009

American Idol

It's back! American Idol is back and hysterical as ever. The auditions are crazy. I can't believe people believe they really sound that well. And why is it they act so crazy? I like to watch the audition part of it, because it gives me a chance to crack up after a long day.
This is my 150th post, since I started my blog almost a year ago. When I started this blog, I honestly thought I would start it and never finish it. Its been good for me to continue this because I feel like it gives Natalie some history about her childhood, now tween (oh lord help me)
I just learned the Natalie's new Brownie troop wants to spend their profit from their cookies sales on a trip to Chicago for American Girl store. Now I realize that this is a once in a lifetime experience for Natalie, however, I have been putting off buying her the doll for as loooooong as possible. Well I think that day has finally come. I wonder if Grandma would go halfsie?
The next trip they want to go on is a trip to Traverse City, Great Wolf Lodge. OMG, how much fun would that be. I'm so looking forward to that, as I always wanted to go, and now I finally get to! Yeah, Spring can't come soon enough.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Is it Spring yet?

It's snowing again. I haven't seen the sun in over a week. I think I might be going slightly crazy. I'm losing my mind I think. No, I'm just constantly losing my keys and my cell phone.
Last week, my hubs asked me to mail an important letter (had to be done immediately) so I gathered my coat, hat, purse, but where are my keys? I looked and looked, the time was getting later and later, so I finally took his key to my vehicle and ran the errand. During my drive to the post office, I'm raking my brain about where my keys were. I was only home maybe 30 minutes, so how could they be lost? So I finish the chore, and go home to find Anthony had literally tore the house apart looking for my keys. Not only were my keys missing, but now I have to clean the house. Anyway, I sat down on my bed, reached into my hoodie sweatshirt pocket, to pull out MY KEYS. True Story....
Few days later, I headed out to the Family Dollar store to pick up a few odds and ends. I get home, settle in and realize I don't have my cell phone. The process starts again. Searching all over the house, back into my car, back in the house, dump out the contents of my purse, even under Natalie's bed? Well, with my brain who knew...Finally disgusted with myself, I went out to my car to grab a CD from the CD clip on my visor and guess what was clipped there to? True Story.
I need a vacation!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Anyone feel like some Thin Mints? How about some PB patties, or PB sandwich. Yes its that time again. The Girl Scouts are out peddling cookies.
Our first stop, Medic 1 Ambulance. Boom..80 boxes. The Mini is off to a great start. Her goal this year is to sell enough boxes to get the backpack with the towel. She is well on her way. Next stop, Fire Station. Boom..20 boxes. People must really love GS Cookies! This is almost to easy.

The Mini is a bit disappointed tonight, because we missed the deadline to sign up for a large swim meet this Saturday. I have my own personal disappointments with this, but I feel like its a great learning experience for Natalie and seeing how deadlines can be crucial in the everyday process of life. So, we will just keep training for conferences coming in February.

If you have a lane, you have a chance. ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Feeling a little nerdy?

Just in case you are, here is some entertainment... Press pause on my music below

Snow much fun

We are having the winter storm of our lives right now! Not really, I thinking there has been worse, but it sure feels like it. The freezing temps, the blowing wind, I'm tired of it already. Why do we live in Michigan? I know what you are thinking, I shouldn't complain, we have the beautiful lake just 2 miles away all summer long.
In saying that, I'm going to put on some fuzzy socks, my thermal PJ's and flip the TV on to watch LOST tonight. I've been waiting months for the show to come back! So I need to get my dish of ice cream (don't say it) and get under my snuggie wuggie, and vegggg out.....
Natalie is in heaven by the way, with all this snow....Why is it that kids love the snow? I remember staying outside for hours, I can't stand it 5 minutes...
just saying..

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Natalie's New School

Well Natalie has had 3 days in her new school and she is loving it. She's like a new girl, or my old girl whichever way you'd like to see it. She comes home HAPPY now. To listen to her giggle while she tells me about her day is like music to my ears, and sunshine in my heart. I hope this newness last all year long.

One thing different about this school, is that Natalie now has "religion" class. I asked her how that was going and she's like, well I really didn't pay attention. I firmly told her, and stressed to her how important this is. Her reply was that it was just a story of a man who had 2 wives and they were fighting all the time. How can you stay serious when she comes back with that?

Well I met some of the moms in Natalie's class, and they have been wonderful. They are very helpful and quite friendly. I feel like I could really develop some friendships with these other Moms. I feel so encouraged right now, and I feel blessed that this door has opened for Natalie and I.

Natalie gets to go sledding for recess, so its snowing today, time to get out the sled!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Break time is over

Happy New Year! Winter break went fast as it always does,same as the holidays. Tomorrow is back to work, and back to school. Natalie has a big day tomorrow, not only is she going back to school, she is starting a new school! The Mini and I have been busy scrabling to get her "ready" to go for Monday. We hit the clearance sales at JCP (as Santa didn't bring the usual clothes this year). She got quite a few things for under $50. This is perfect for after christmas budget. We also bought some new pencils (with the special grips), pencil sharpener, notebook paper, a new bible, a new folder to keep all the papers in, and of course some chapstick to keep in the new desk. The Mini should be set!

I, on the other hand, am less than excited to go back to work. I've got quite used to these 4 day weekends, and would pretty much like that forever. It's too hard Monday morning to get back into the swing of things....

Tomorrow will be an Adventure....Mini will be fine. I will just keep repeating that! More to report tomorrow....